Deuteronomy 4:39-40 (NKJV) 39 Therefore know this day, and consider it in your heart, that the Lord Himself is God in heaven above and on the earth beneath; there is no other. 40 You shall therefore keep His statutes and His commandments which I command you today, that it may go well with you and with your children after you, and that you may prolong your days in the land which the Lord your God is giving you for all time.”
Here is a good reason why the people of Israel should be obedient to God, and in doing so, they will enjoy His continued blessings. This is also good for you and me, and all who call on the name of Jesus for salvation. Being obedient to God demonstrates our love for Him, it reveals our faithfulness to Him, it glorifies God in the world, and it opens the flood gates of blessing for us. We obey God’s commandments because we want to. And we want to, because we love Him. We are enabled to obey God’s commandments because Christ lives within us. And in Christ we can live a life of joy and confident in our salvation, because of what Christ did for us on the cross on Calvary. Therefore, our obedience to God is actually our assurance that we are truly saved. And it is our testimony that God is at work within us and in the world. When we obey God, we bring honor to Him, and He will bless us in what we do. God is gracious and He is glorified when He extends His grace to us in His only begotten Son Jesus Christ.
God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.